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Old 05-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Jsafran Jsafran is offline
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Crimson Factor One Disc

Hello Paceline,

This one is new to me, thanks to Huck. I've been on Paceline for over a year, but this is my first bike posting.

I sold all my road stuff to fund gravel racing for the past four-ish years and I have been waiting for the right road bike for the more tarmac riding I have been doing this year. Huck kept this thing polished and I couldn't pass it up. After a few days of trying to convince my wife, I finally have her home

This thing doesn't let photos do justice to the paint. The paint is incredible, and the engineering is fascinating. Super excited for this afternoons ride, will post some better pictures out in the wild.

Short-term changes will be an Ultegra Crankset for power and my preferred crank length. I will probably be hunting down a 45-60mm wheelset for longer and hillier days and an final crank for the long term.

I apologize in advance that with no road gear this thing is going to have some XTR pedals for awhile while my wife gets over this latest purchase.

Thanks all,
Jesse



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Old 05-14-2020, 02:36 PM
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I can’t see any photos.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:00 PM
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need pics.......

I mean, I have seen his for sale pics, but want your pics. Because that bike is phenomenal!

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Old 05-14-2020, 05:06 PM
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Whoops I had them private, can you see them now?

New to posting so bear with me.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:16 PM
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Yes sir! I can see the pics.

Enjoy brother and glad to meet you. Zoom Zoom!
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:58 PM
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First ride report, expectations have been exceeded. Less crosswind issues with the Eightys than expected. It wasn't the windiest day I've experienced, but all the flags were blowing so not a still day up here in the Boston area.

This bike beg you to be in the drops, but still floats up rollers like they're nothing. Did a couple smaller and steeper climbs that perhaps a lighter wheelset may be preferable, but I never felt any lag. The stiffness of the frame is apparent while sprinting or accelerating. It fights back, so it's going to be a fun battle to tame the beast.

I was battling sundown so didn't stop to snap some new pics. Did set a couple dozen new PRs on a local loop I do quite often so if that's any indication, this thing's wild. Will update some real world pics soon.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3452536516
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Old 05-15-2020, 05:26 AM
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^^^^TOLD YA^^^^^

Haha. Enjoy!
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:30 AM
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It sounds like the fun is just beginning!
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:08 AM
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Looks fast, and the paint is awesome! how was the setup of the steerer/stem/handlebar configuration?
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:11 PM
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Looks fast, and the paint is awesome! how was the setup of the steerer/stem/handlebar configuration?
Actually quite a bit easier to add/remove spacers than I expected. It’s not conventional at all, so luckily Factor has a really good service guide and its a very well designed system. Luckily I love the handlebar and the existing reach as your tied into what you own. Helps to ensure less upgrades tho!

Considering it’s all integrated, making fine adjustments to reach is not cheap or easy, but height adjustment awesome because spacers just get stacked below the handlebar/stem combo. The cockpit all runs inside the faring in front of the head tube. Although Factor made everything pretty simple, having E-Tap helps for sure with reducing complexity
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:18 PM
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It sounds like the fun is just beginning!
Indeed! Completely new experience with cycling for sure. I’m motivated to now revisit every segment I’ve ever ridden on tarmac.
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